'The Fatal Touch Of War' Claims Three Interconnected LivesPlay
Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen remembers photographer Chris Hondros, who was killed in Libya last week, and the remarkable reach he had.
Cullen tells the story of how Hondros photographed an incident in Iraq in 2005 in which American soldiers mistakenly shot at a car at a checkpoint, killing the parents of a young boy who was left paralyzed. Hondros and his friend Marla Ruzicka, a humanitarian aid worker, worked tirelessly to help the boy get to the U.S. for medical assistance.
Hondros died last week. Ruzicka was killed by a roadside bomb right before the boy left for the U.S. And three years ago, the boy was killed by a bomb placed in his family's home.
- Boston Globe: The Fatal Touch Of War
- BBC: The Shooting In Tel Afar
This program aired on April 25, 2011.